It’s important to understand the legal frameworks in your country and closely follow government regulations to minimise harm to your business. While the full scope of laws surrounding the reopening of businesses is still being determined or updated, the following is a list of key considerations we anticipate to see:
1. plan for a multi-phase rollout.
Governments will likely loosen many restrictions before lifting them entirely. For instance, businesses may be allowed to resume with a reduced workforce and slowly reintroduce more employees, or be required to introduce staggered shifts to separate employees.
2. reopening across industries will happen gradually.
Businesses in some industries will be able to return to work before others. Depending on the industry you operate in, you may need to wait longer to reopen or take additional precautions that will be enforced by the government.
3. new mandatory safety rules will be put in place by governments.
It’s critical to follow these measures closely. Companies that do not adhere to the rules will face penalties and negative public sentiments that may hurt business prospects long-term.
Randstad prepared these resources to share best practices to get back to work safely. The information is intended as a guideline only. Please do additional research and consult with experts before making decisions for your business.